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CENTRAL ACTIVITY

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1971

Author: Gladys V. Miller
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Gladys V. Miller has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,855
Across Down
1. Anna or Maria : SANTA
6. Finally : ATLAST
12. Island near Corsica : ELBA
16. Knob : NODE
20. Binges : SPREES
21. Certain clock : CHIMER
22. Cadence : LILT
23. Israeli name : EBAN
24. French singer and Chinese V.I.P. : PATACHOUENLAI
26. Bradley : OMAR
27. Dog's name : FIDO
28. Metric measure : ARE
29. Slovenly woman : HAG
30. Oahu neckpiece : LEI
31. Moon goddess : DIANA
32. French seasons : ETES
33. Ancient Briton : CELT
35. Lousiana feature : BAYOU
37. British gun : STEN
39. Naval officer: Abbr. : CMDR
41. Steel city : ESSEN
43. Wartime concern : MANPOWER
45. Explosive device : PETARD
49. Lincoln Center tenant : MET
51. Forms a mosaic : TESSELATES
55. McPherson of evangelism : AIMEE
56. Bulwark : RAMPART
60. Leander's milieu and high priest : HELLESPONTIFF
62. Expend : USE
63. Peep shows : RAREES
67. Liner of tragedy : TITANIC
68. Arrow poison : INEE
69. Clear of : RID
70. Muse and wall writing : MELPOMENEMENE
72. Remedied: Abbr. : CORR
73. U.S. President : ADAMS
76. Capital of Honan : KAIFENG
77. Teasdale : SARA
79. Hayward or Stanford : LELAND
81. Improvise in jazz : SCAT
82. Track concern : ODDS
86. Ambrosia's companion : NECTAR
90. Blue-green hue : CYAN
92. Chorus : REFRAIN
95. ___ a tune : CARRY
96. Shangri-La V.I.P. : LAMA
99. Arty district and actress : BOHEMIAFARROW
104. Tropical tree : APA
105. Upper: Ger. : OBER
106. Emote : OVERACT
107. Swarmed : TEEMED
109. Adjective suffix : IAL
110. Winter Olympics site and movie star : CORTINALOUISE
113. Commissions : ERRANDS
115. Stock-market listings : HIGHS
116. Of a 19th-cent. essayist : EMERSONIAN
120. Make edging : TAT
121. Detective : SLEUTH
123. Expresses again : REUTTERS
125. Drives and putts : GOLFS
129. Highway : ROAD
131. Immovable : FAST
132. Soviet chain : URALS
134. Masculine : MALE
135. Site : AREA
138. Money boxes : TILLS
140. Hindu title : SRI
141. English town : ELY
143. Words in ode titles : TOA
144. Coagulates : GELS
145. Malay boat : PROA
146. Thieves' nemesis and French cake : ALIBABAAURHUM
150. Foolhardy : RASH
151. Stravinsky : IGOR
152. Abuse : REVILE
153. Winter hazards : SLEETS
154. Away from weather : ALEE
155. Hawaiian goose : NENE
156. Like a lawn : GRASSY
157. Observes : HEEDS
1. Extra tires : SPARES
2. Soviet cooperatives : ARTELS
3. Educ. group : NEA
4. Carnegie or Cal. : TECH
5. Mohammed's associates : ASHAB
6. Needle: Prefix : ACU
7. Certain Ranger : THELONE
8. Scorecard data : LINEUPS
9. Tree of India : AMLI
10. Expanse : SEA
11. Numerical prefix : TRI
12. Conceal, old style : ELOIN
13. Bean : LIMA
14. Famous Mont : BLANC
15. "The Lady Is ___" : ATRAMP
16. Egyptian queen and S. A. lake : NEFERTITICACA
17. News item : OBIT
18. Florida county : DADE
19. Son of Seth : ENOS
20. ___ capsule : SPACE
25. Irish script : OGAM
31. Adenauer : DERALTE
34. Weather-ear abbr. : TEMP
36. Nickname of ex-Giant QB : YAT
37. Add chips to the pot : SWEETEN
38. Scolding : TELLINGOFF
40. Martin : DEAN
42. Imminent : NEAR
44. Soviet city : OSH
46. Kind of acid : AMINO
47. What asterisks do : REFER
48. Postpone : DEFER
50. Mine car : TRAM
52. Cardinals or Orioles : TEAM
53. Early menial : ESNE
54. Prolongs, with "out" : SPINS
56. Bucolic : RURAL
57. Stage remark : ASIDE
58. Hero's reward : MEDAL
59. Migrate : TREK
61. Blue area on map : OCEAN
64. Greek org. of W. W. II : ELAS
65. Homeric : EPIC
66. Living-room piece : SOFA
71. Does a math job, in Britain : METRICISES
74. U.S. general and tennis ace : MACARTHURASHE
75. Ship's plank : SNY
78. Cook's guide: Abbr. : REC
80. Apply lightly : DABON
83. Mild oath : DRAT
84. "I ___ you!" : DARE
85. Beget : SIRE
87. Metroliner, for one : TRAIN
88. Hungarian hero : ARPAD
89. Old Scottish coins : RYALS
91. Flaring stars : NOVAE
93. Goes to a restaurant : EATSOUT
94. Alaskan port : NOME
96. Ness and neighbors : LOCHS
97. Seething : ABOIL
98. Unite : MERGE
100. Pilot's place : HELM
101. Leading man, in Italy : EROE
102. French political writer : MAURRAS
103. "Bird thou never ___" : WERT
108. Haul : DRAG
111. Math ratio words : ISTO
112. Insect study: Abbr. : ENT
114. Particle : ATOM
117. Family of pianist José : ITURBIS
118. Football passes : AERIALS
119. Depression agency : NRA
122. Old feminine weapon : HATPIN
124. English river : SLEA
126. Shaped with a machine : LATHED
127. Mocks : FLOUTS
128. Joinings : SEAMS
130. Funeral song : DIRGE
131. Signal light : FLARE
133. Abridge : SLASH
135. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
136. Sincere : REAL
137. Other : ELSE
139. Diving bird : LOON
140. Hindu deity : SIVA
142. Kind of log : YULE
146. S. A. country : ARG
147. Irish god : LER
148. Turkish title : BEY
149. Female ruff : REE

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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